Thread: Duran-Hearns
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:13 PM   #55
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Default Re: Duran-Hearns

Originally Posted by Stonehands89 View Post
Are you saying that Duran's "plan" if you want to call it that, was sound? Hindsight is 20/20 but that plan was never sound to begin with. He was at exactly the wrong range... to begin with.
Fact is, Duran was not Duran for Hearns in '84....... Duran was there to get paid......... He was chubby at the spring press conference and weak come fight time... Duran, as CLEARLY stated by an earlier poster, was different and off-beat against Hearns in 1984.... Duran touching gloves with Hearns, indicating respect and all, seemed odd about Duran on that eve...

Yes.. Duran tried to slowly take the action to Hearns in a tactical manner. Duran was weak and ill-prepared, but he knew Hearns had a potent right hand, epsecially in the early rds..... But the fact was, Duran was just too small physically to box with the speedy and lanky Hearns at 154...... Hearns speared Duran a few times real good with the jab, before crossing over with a long right high on Duran's head that backed Duran up... From that point on, it was just a matter of time, and time was short.... Duran got smoked by Hearns......

Point is, Duran didn't want to go after Hearns early... NO!! Duran was looking to pick his shots and trying to nail Hearns with some well placed sneaky shots, but Duran was too slow, short and stood right in range for Hearns to land his bombs..... Big Mistake...........

Look, it doesn't matter....... Duran was NOT gonna beat Hearns at 154 in 1984 even with a bat.......

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